On finishing the game with a good feeling after an early ugly goal against:
"Yeah, that was a fluke one, you know? I'm not even sure where it hit me. Probably my back or my head or something. But we stuck with it. We scored that big first one. We knew if we scored one, we’d have a pretty good chanc... Read More
Los Angeles Kings 2, Detroit Red Wings 1
SOG: LAK - 29; DET - 33
PP: LAK - 1/5; DET - 0/3
1) Jonathan Bernier
2) Anze Kopitar
3) Niklas Kronwall
2) LAK PPG - Jeff Carter (11) (Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar), 10:26
3) LAK - Anze Kopita... Read More
It was mentioned in another post, but please don't forget that due to the national telecast of tonight's game, the opening faceoff between the Kings and Red Wings will take place at roughly 7:05 pm. The game will mark the first NBCSN national broadcast by San Jose Sharks play by play broadcaster Ran... Read More
When the subject of a Rob Scuderi contract extension was raised on yesterday’s conference call with Dean Lombardi, it brought up the question “But what to do about all of the team’s restricted and unrestricted free agents?”
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On what he took from the last Detroit game:
“Basically, we responded we played Detroit…When you win a faceoff in the last few seconds and you still lose the game on that one faceoff, it can pull your team down. So it’s not anything that happened during that game. It’s how we responded the next nig... Read More
On what the team would like to replicate from its last performance against Detroit:
“I think just our puck movement, snapping the puck around, good support of each other…good five, six, eight foot pass to give support in moving the puck up the ice is really key instead of having the sloppy pass or ... Read More
On if the chemistry is continuing to develop on the Kopitar line:
“I think Willie . I think Brownie’s still got some straight line work to do and make the line a little more where they join the dots a little better. I think Willie did most of the work last night in terms of going to the net and cre... Read More
I'll also post interesting quotes as I continue to transcribe them.
Dean Lombardi, on the Simon Gagne trade:
“I think there were just a number of things. Obviously you have a veteran player whose game is clearly defined and is a very good player. wasn’t fitting in, so to speak. That said, t... Read More
-Simon Gagne did not ask for a trade out of Los Angeles.
-There won't be an immediate call-up from Manchester.
-When Martinez returns, the team is leaning towards keeping two extra defensemen and one extra forward.
-Trading for a forward to add to the left wing corps does not appear to be a heavy... Read More